Tuesday, October 28, 2008


From the tone of my last post I guess I implied that I hadn't been sewing anything, which isn't exactly true. I have done a little, but none of which has been terribly inspiring to me.
To begin with, the boys girlfriends asked for quilts. So Stephanie likes orange, so I showed her some batiks I had orange and blue with orange, and I made this for her at retreat in September. About 3 days after my return she broke up with Q. Now I have a nice center but not a whole lot of motivation to finish. Emily, Gene's girlfriend wanted brights on black. This is going in the direction I want, but now I am regretting some of the red and orange squares in the nine patches, I think I need to do some ripping and insert different color squares where it makes the pattern look wonky. And of course I ran out of Kona black. I thought I had some here at the house but when I pulled the top out to work on the borders I found it definitely wasn't Kona, so I've ordered more.

These are blue and cream Jacob's Ladders for the lottery at Mailblocks for this month.

And here are six of the 23 total blocks I made for a Scrappy Irish Chain swap at Mailblocks.

So all in all, I have been sewing, just not with the intensity that I have in the past. I think my motivation is slowly returning, I am working on my Orange Crush Mystery today, getting all of the blocks assembled and hopefully a nice border or two. Then it will be time to choose which Orphan blocks or UFO will grace the back and I'll get it on the frame finally.


Teresa said...

Looks pretty intense to me. I made a quilt for my son't fiance, and as I was stitching the binding down, he comes home and tells me that they called off the wedding and were breaking up! I really loved the young lady and so I gave her the quilt anyway. Lesson learned though - I don't make a quilt for a girl friend or boy friend any longer until they say "I do" and the minister pronounces it DONE.

Shasta said...

Wow, all sorts of beautiful things going on at your place. Just love the bright one. From the picture, the red and orange don't look out of place.

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